Evaluation & Judging

Students who present ten-minute oral papers in the Student Competition will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Scientific Content - 50%

    • Introduction and background with pertinent literature cited (10 points)
    • Objectives clearly stated and concise (10 points)
    • Materials and methods (study design) clear and concise (10 points)
    • Results and discussion clear, concise, and accurate (10 points)
    • Significance of results to field of study (10 points)
  • Presentations - 50%

    • Organization: Logical order, minimum redundancy, smooth transitions between presentation sections (10 points)
    • Slides: Legible with large fonts, color contrast, no conflicting backgrounds. Text with no grammatical errors, not excessively wordy, effective use of figures and/or tables (15 points)
    • Delivery: Clear and audible speech; Effective use of time (15 points)
    • Other: Overall quality of presentation, other positive attributes (10 points)

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